NASA spacecraft will search for rings and moons Pluto




pace Vehicle New Horizons began investigating around Pluto. Near the dwarf planet searches for rings and moons. The main reason for the contract is, moreover to prevent New Horizons to fly crash itself.

New Horizons That says based on statements by NASA. New Horizons was launched in 2006 and was designed to study Pluto. After a long journey, the aim is that there will be flown in July close to the planet. The aim is to do research: NASA wants to learn more about the distant dwarf planet and its environment. For example, it is known that Pluto has five moons, but it is possible that there are still many more.

On May 10, New Horizons began scanning the area on space objects such as rings of matter or undiscovered moons. It does spacecraft mainly to prevent flies against something. Around Pluto contains many objects since it is located in the Kuiper Belt, a cloud of billions of objects located on the outside of our solar system. Even a collision with a small object could cause irreparable damage. This is partly because the spacecraft is moving at a speed of 52 416 km per hour, according to NASA.

NASA expects that New Horizons flies by Pluto on July 14. That would be the first fly-by ever. There are cameras on board, creating so pictures can be taken. Moreover, New Horizons before photos taken at a distance of Pluto. The images sent to Earth are also the moons visible.


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